Alex McKeown [“mc-you-‘n”] is a poet and translator based in Hobart, Tasmania. More recently he has become a writer of fiction and drama. His writing appears in various outlets in Australia and overseas. He plays with forms, both avant-garde and traditional, and plays off of pre-existing literature.

He has collected many of his poems into two separate manuscripts, which are both in need of a publisher. One manuscript contains poems derived from other poems, via translation and various other adaptive techniques. The other manuscript contains his more traditionally original poetry, with a special focus on his short form poetry.

He has a Bachelor of Computing from the University of Tasmania and works as a software engineer.

You can contact him at AlexMcKeownTas@gmail.com

Most of the poems and translations on this site were written on the lands of the Muwinina people.